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Kevin Cropp is a Finalist for the Benjamin Franklin Award for Best New Voice of 2006

Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina - April 30, 2006/ Copper Press Publishers is pleased to announce that Kevin E. Cropp is a finalist for the Benjamin Franklin Award for Best New Voice of 2006.

According to Terry Nathans, Director of the Independent Book Publishers Association (PMA) who is the creator of this event, the Benjamin Franklin Awards, which is named in honor of America's most cherished publisher/printer, recognizes excellence in independent publishing. This year there were over 1600 entries in fifty-four categories. Publications, grouped by genre are judged on editorial and design merit by top practitioners in each field including editors, publishers, bookstore buyers, designers, and librarians. The trophies are awarded to the best books in several categories and are presented to the publishers during a gala awards ceremony on the last evening of the Publishing University (just before the opening of Book Expo America).

Hadley Goodman, President of Copper Press Publishers says, “I am thrilled with Kevin's well deserved accomplishments, and I am glad he is receiving such great recognition for all of his hard work. As the publisher, it is an honor to be acknowledged by the PMA.”

“It is nice to know that others are finding value in a story that means so much to me,” says Cropp of his nomination as a finalist for such a great award for his debut novel "The Time Keeper"..

The winner will be chosen from one of the three finalists and will receive the award during a ceremony on Wednesday evening, May 17, 2006 at the Washington, DC Convention Center.

Please contact me if you are interested in setting up an interview with Kevin or covering the event. For a photo of Kevin, visit For more information on the Benjamin Franklin Awards please visit

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